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Would u look in shop windows?

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CiaoLeoCiaoOllie Thu 14-Jul-05 15:29:16

I am an experienced nanny and fancy getting back into it or just doing weekend babysitting so I have designed some adverts on the computer and am going to put them up in shop window noticeboards, but would you mums and dad's even look there for a nanny and/or babysitter?

HellyBelly Thu 14-Jul-05 15:33:53


I'm a childminder and had a lady round yesterday as a result of my A4 poster in Asda. I've got 3 new kiddies starting.

I'd therefore say Yes (although as a parent myself, I wouldn't but everyone's different)


HellyBelly Thu 14-Jul-05 15:35:13

Also advertise on here if haven't already as I've had 2 enquiries in under 2 months from mumsnet (although helps that i have a website so they had already looked at that)

hovely Thu 14-Jul-05 15:51:20

yes, but without as much interest as on the internet - eg nannyjob, nanny select etc. But that's cos I am looking for a sole charge nanny with qualifications and I feel that the shop window is where to find babysitters or au pairs. Having said that I did put up a sign saying 'nanny wanted', and I have, as expected, had only unsuitable applicants from it. Would definitely look there for babysitters, and come to think of it, for nanny-shares.

MizZan Thu 14-Jul-05 18:08:10

Absolutely. We found our lovely Hungarian nanny who stayed with us for 2 1/2 years through an ad she had up in a local shop window. One nice thing with this approach is local mums can find local nannies/childminders who often know the area and are conveniently located, whereas in searching on the Internet it can often be like trying to find a needle in a haystack to identify someone local, good, and available.

uwila Thu 14-Jul-05 18:27:47

Absolutely. If you are close enough to put that add up, you are close enough to meet/interview in person and that's a huge bonus. Lots of nanny employers find nannies on the internet who live so far away that they don't actually meet in person until after the contract is signed.

CiaoLeoCiaoOllie Fri 15-Jul-05 07:47:35

Yes, that is what I thought, and I am so local that I know the times of the kiddies swim times at the lesuire centre, where all the parks are, and the times of the toddler groups, so if I got a position around here it would be marvellous, but I got offered a 10 hr sales position yesterday so I will look for a nanny job, possibly school pick-ups, to fit around that.

bobbybob Fri 15-Jul-05 07:53:40

I wouldn't personally because I don't need a nanny, but I would call a cleaner for the same reasons others have mentioned - lives local, knows area, got off bottom and done something about finding work.

I advertise myself in shops and am always amazed when people call me - 5 so far, by far my best (and cheapest) marketing method.

ThePrisoner Fri 15-Jul-05 21:40:16

Remember not to put your ads in phone boxes though ...

aloha Fri 15-Jul-05 21:41:59

Yes, I would (parent).

aloha Fri 15-Jul-05 21:42:35

Needs to be right sort of shop though. Nice children's shop with wooden toys, yes. Scuzzy newsagent specialising in Special Brew, no.

CiaoLeoCiaoOllie Sat 16-Jul-05 12:37:04

We don't have any toy shops here but it is in a nice village newsagents that doesnt sell specialbrew(?!?!?), just newspapers, magazines, cards and sweeties.

aloha Sat 16-Jul-05 14:44:05

That sounds just the place.

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